For many years, this was the season for spending lots of time in a hot kitchen canning tomatoes, making jams and jellies, and "putting up" fruits and vegetables to stock our pantry. An amazing feeling of satisfaction would come over me as I opened up cabinets and looked at the jewel-toned canning jars lining the shelves. So far this year, I've made some strawberry jam. In the next few weeks, I'll be making Rosemary Merlot jelly...a favorite among friends and family. Those jars are a great addition to a holiday gift basket. I'll share the recipe when I make the next batch.